Porto Cristo, is located on the east coast of Majorca, in a stunning cove with crystal clear low waters, sheltered from winds.
Porto Cristo used to be one of the biggest holiday destinations on the east coast, before Cala Millor was built. Porto Cristo is still very popular, but nowadays, more targeted a more mature audience, looking to get a break from mass tourism, but still able to go to the beach nearby.
Some of the best restaurants in Porto Cristo, are found around the beautiful marina. The harbour here, used to be an active fishing port, but nowadays it more a yacht dock. However, the fishing industry is still alive here, and therefore, you want to try the fish and shellfish dishes when dining here, it is absolutely marvelous!
As said, Porto Cristo now attracts a more mature audience, than it did just 20 years ago. However, you can bring your children, as some of the hotels here offers great amenities for children in all ages.
There not a lot of hotels to choose from in Porto Cristo, but those that are, are quite good.
You can also choose to go for a holiday rental in an apartment or villa, for a more quiet base.
If beach and beach activities are your thing, Platja de Porto Cristo is close by, offering 350 meters of golden sandy beach and crystal clear low waters. 20 minutes south of Porto Cristo, is the natural beach of Cala Vasques, hidden in a cove behind a wooden area. Signs will guide you there.
Other very popular activities and sports in Porto Cristo, includes golfing, tennis, diving, cycling and sailing.
Things to see around Porto Cristo
Porto Cristo, is home to the world famous stalactite caves, Cuevas del Drach. This is quite a tourist attraction, but nevertheless an amazing sight if you haven’t seen a cave like this before. You will be sailing in a small boat, on the world’s biggest underground lake, accompanied by classical music and thousands of coloured lights.
If you want to explore more of the Majorcan soul, I’d advice you to rent a car for a few days.
Every Sunday morning, a small market is held here in Porto Cristo, where you can haggle yourself to a good deal on leather goods or local produce.